Review Roundup: HP Veer 4G

Submitted by lalit on May 14, 2011 - 4:52pm.

HP Veer 4G is the first of series of mobile devices HP will be releasing this year based on webOS 2.0. And many analysts believe that Veer would show where HP is heading with webOS after acquiring Palm last year. So, the main question, how does the new webOS 2.0 based Veer 4G from HP stack up with other smartphones on the market?

HP Veer 4G comes with 2.6-inch touchscreen, 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 8GB storage, 5-megapixel camera, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The credit card sized phone measures 2.15” x 3.31” 0.59” and weighs 3.63 ounces. It has a 910mAh battery with up to 5 hours battery life.

Reviews of HP Veer 4G haven’t been very positive with most reviewers saying that the compact design hinders with usability and makes simplest tasks difficult. PC World’s Ginny Miles concluded Veer 4G review by saying “In the end, the design really isn't for everybody; people who want to watch a lot of videos or play graphics-intensive games should either wait for the Pre 3 or check out the iPhone 4 or an Android phone on AT&T. If the Veer's small size appeals to you, be sure to spend some quality hands-on time with the phone first. The keyboard really is a pain to use, and with no software keyboard alternative, you're stuck with it.”

Overall, HP Veer 4G is not for everyone and if you are planning to buy the handset our suggestion is that you go and try it in a shop, before you buying it. Below we have added links to eight best HP Veer 4G reviews available online: